Bartholomew C. Dean
Research Areas: Social anthropology, critical theory, kinship, politics, symbolic forms, material culture, health and human rights; Amazonia, Latin Americabdean@ku.edu | Fraser Hall, #618 | (785) 864-42648
Bartholomew Dean is associate professor Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas; research affiliate Escuela de Posgrado, Universiad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru) and Escuela de Posgrado, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Tarapoto, Peru). Dean is a Contributing Editor for Lowland South America, U.S. Library of Congress’ Handbook of Latin American Studies. Dean’s research interest includes the ethnology of the Peruvian Amazon, health, human rights and political anthropology. His publications include Urarina Society, Cosmology and History in the Peruvian Amazonia, as well as three co-edited books and numerous articles. Dean is currently working on a monograph dedicated to understanding social trauma associated with the political violence and civil unrest in the bajo Huallaga Region of Peru.